coriander (seeds) 100 gm
This powder is used for preparing Madras Rasam which is similar to soup.
1. Cook split gram (pigeon pea) and take the diluted dal water. [You can cook the dal, take the dal water from the top for this Rasam and use the thick dal for Sambar.]
Usually this item is eaten with rice in South India. But it is also drunk as soup. It is very useful to aid digestion and hence can be served as an appetizer.
Rice and dal are eaten every day in South India. Hence to bring in variety the South Indians prepare different types of dal. Sometimes the dal is prepared with tamarind, sometimes with tomatoes, sometimes with lemon and sometimes with a combination of one or two or all three of these. In addition the different powders that are prepared and stored add different flavours and thereby add to the variety.
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